Jarjeer (Arugula) Salad


A very traditional Middle Eastern salad. It is so good and so simple you will wonder why you haven't made this before.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 bunch arugula

  • 2 onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms

  • 1 tomato, diced (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 2 teaspoons sumac (see Note)

  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and dry arugula leaves. Arrange leaves on a large plate and layer with onions, mushrooms and tomato.

  2. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and sumac. Season to taste with salt, and pour over the salad.


Sumac, available as a ground spice in Middle Eastern markets, comes from the dried berries of a shrub that grows wild in Mediterranean areas. The taste is sour, fruity and astringent.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 473mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.